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Disingenuous vs. Ingenuine

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Disingenuousadjective

Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; fake or deceptive.

Ingenuineadjective

false, not genuine or authentic.

Disingenuousadjective

Not ingenuous; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.

Disingenuousadjective

Assuming a pose of naïveté to make a point or for deception.

Disingenuousadjective

Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes.

Disingenuousadjective

Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.

‘So disingenuous as not to confess them [faults].’;

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Disingenuousadjective

not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness;

‘an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time’; ‘a disingenuous excuse’;

Disingenuousadjective

not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does

‘this journalist was being somewhat disingenuous as well as cynical’;

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